From 1967-1968, Dr. Bill Podlich took a leave of absence from Arizona State University to join UNESCO, teaching in the Higher Teachers College of Kabul, Afghanistan. He took many photographs
posted by ChuraChura
on Sep 19, 2012 -
"If you spend 72 hours in a place you’ve never been, talking to people whose language you don’t speak about social, political, and economic complexities you don’t understand, and you come back as the world’s biggest know-it-all, you’re a reporter." - PJ O'Rourke visits Kabul
posted by TheOtherGuy
on Aug 24, 2010 -
Once Upon a Time in Afghanistan.
"It is important to know that disorder, terrorism, and violence against schools that educate girls are not inevitable. I want to show Afghanistan's youth of today how their parents and grandparents really lived."
posted by availablelight
on Jun 3, 2010 -
"I am researching the extraordinary history of the West's relationship to Afghanistan over the past 200 years. It is a very complex, and sometimes weird, story. These are notes on some of the characters and episodes involved."
A work in progress by Adam Curtis
- Kabul: City Number One
. Part One
, and Part Two
posted by robself
on Sep 28, 2009 -
The Archipelago of Fear.
"International surveys show that the more people trust their neighbours, strangers, and their government, the more likely they are to help strangers, to vote, and to volunteer. If better streets, sidewalks, walls, and buildings all improve the ways people engage with one another, then the reverse should also be true: antagonistic architecture can corrode trust and fuel hostility. Kabul just might be a laboratory of toxic urbanity."
posted by homunculus
on Dec 5, 2008 -
Guy Kawasaki interviews Aziza Mohmmand.
What’s the most inspiring story of entrepreneurship that you’ve heard in 2006? My answer does not involve two guys in a garage who sell their company to Google for $1.6 billion. No way...my answer is a woman who runs a soccer-ball factory in Kabul, Afghanistan.
posted by davar
on Jan 8, 2007 -
The Beauty Academy of Kabul
is Liz Mermin's documentary about hairdressers from America teaching young women in Afghanistan how to beautify themselves. Could female self-expression and vanity be an impetus for more pervasive cultural transformation? In a related development, Nike has designed a sporty hijab
for use by Somali volleyball players. Whether it's an improvement over traditional variations
posted by mert
on Mar 20, 2006 -
Many photographs of the landscapes and people of Afghanistan as was. 'Searching the internet at the beginning of the year 2001 for "Kabul & museum" or for
"Bamiyan" displays alarming news. This is why I'd like to put my old photographs of Afghanistan of the years 1969, 1970, and 1974 into the WWW to preserve a vivid memory
of the treasures collected in the museum in Darulaman and of an Afghanistan as it used to be years ago ... ' (Also in German
Related :- Lost
and Stolen Images: Afghanistan
, including a section on the Bamiyan Buddhas and some images from the
Kabul Museum (via the Huntingdon Archive
of Buddhist and related art).
posted by plep
on Apr 9, 2003 -
Car Bomb Rocks Central Kabul, Many Dead:
"Two explosions rocked Kabul today, killing at least 15 people, sending panicked citizens running and causing serious structural damage in the Afghan capital, authorities and witnesses told CNN. Many were wounded [in the blasts], which took place near the Ministry of Information and Culture, but it is not clear if the ministry was the target."
posted by tranquileye
on Sep 5, 2002 -
The Lion of Kabul has died.
He survived mistreatment at the hands of the Taliban and even lived through a grenande attack, but it was finally old age that put him in his grave. I'm hoping he's symbolic of the Afgan people -- that they will see their troubled times through to the end.
posted by Wildcat3
on Jan 26, 2002 -
Kushner play opens in New York, has controversial subject matter.
"It's a mixed blessing to have written a play about a country with which one's own country has gone to war at the moment it opens"
posted by asok
on Dec 19, 2001 -